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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.

Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.

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United States

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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

954-828-2250


Episodes

The MLB All-Star Game decision in light of the facts & a long history of racism in the game.

4/4/2021
The Governor of Georgia is on fire with his take on recent voting legislation, but a deeper look into the actual law reveals he's not being entirely truthful. There's also the case for Major League Baseball, as they themselves are doing penance for a long and deep seated history of racism within their own ranks. It all culminated again in athletes doing what they believe is correct in seeking to change societal wrongs, and in the process, lighting again the fire for those who say sports has...

Duration:00:48:33

Shannon Sharpe: WORST “lawyer” in America. SCOTUS has the NCAA worried. Bravo activist athletes.

4/2/2021
With absolutely no evidence whatsoever in the DeShaun Watson case, we are overwhelmed by terrible actors such as Shannon Sharpe pretending to be lawyers, and the easily amused falling for their nonsense and sometimes hysterical opinions.

Duration:00:45:53

DeShaun Watson nonsense, SCOTUS digs into the NCAA cartel, Bravo activist athletes in Georgia.

4/1/2021
With absolutely no evidence whatsoever in the DeShaun Watson case, we are overwhelmed by terrible actors such as Mike Florio and Shannon Sharpe pretending to be lawyers, and the easily amused falling for their nonsense and sometimes hysterical opinions. President Joe Biden points to "responsibility" and "science" in sports dealing with COVID-19, something the Texas Rangers and the NFL are employing on very different planes of action.

Duration:00:47:09

The Birx Pity Tour begins, down the Wuhan COVID-19 rabbit hole again, deli & radio racism alive & well

3/30/2021
Where once she was a respected member of the medical community, Deborah Birx is now in ful cover-up mode for her part in the COVID-19 pandemic that was undersold to the American people by the Trump Administration. This while other former members of the Trump era seek to plead their case for being forgiven, and a former head of the CDC offers a shocking take on what happened in Wuhan without a shred of evidence.

Duration:00:38:15

Are we STILL talking about saving MLB? One thing that should be changed, & nonsense on “The Shift”.

3/22/2021
Are we really still talking about SAVING BASEBALL again? What one thing would Joe add as a rules change that is overdue? We'll dig into how the relationship between players and reporters has changed irrevocably, and the discourse about "The Shift" with sage words from Cal Ripken Jr. It's not entirely what he says, but when he said it.

Duration:01:09:53

The NCAA con job on women’s athletics. Why is Britt Reid not in jail? DeShaun Watson’s “allegations” and the fact someone is lying.

3/21/2021
The NCAA has been exposed again as the organization that could care less about student -athletes unless they ring the cash register. March Madness left them exposed, but why is anyone shocked? We've seen this con job for decades. Meantime, another con job brews in Kansas City, where a 5 year old girl will never have a normal life again, and the son of Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid is still walking the streets after crushing her life. Want to bet where he would be if he wasn't the son of a...

Duration:00:35:09

The magnificence of Marvelous Marvin, wanna-be broadcast dunces in Oklahoma, Damon & Leonard dunces

3/15/2021
The mastery that was Marvelous Marvin Hagler, yet the one thing he repeated that may not have been so true. The fallout from the "N-word" high school "broadcaster" in Oklahoma proving that knucklehead wanna-be's should never be allowed in front of a microphone. Why is Meyers Leonard still on the Miami Heat when he obviously is a grown man with the mind of a teenager?

Duration:00:35:42

“The Sports Reporters”: College Football, LSU, Kansas, crime & the art of the coverup

3/12/2021
College football and the never-ending string of cover-ups. Is there no one better at protecting criminals and criminal behavior than supposed institutions of "higher learning"? Not only did LSU do everything they could to hide the fact Les Miles was a sexual predator, but then the University of Kansas completely turned their heads when hiring him for their multi-million position os Head Football Coach. Does this nonsense ever end, and do fans even care?

Duration:01:00:12

Bobby Bowden & Steve Spurrier: A rare conversation with College football Hall of Famers.

3/11/2021
When was the last time you watched or listened to a show where both college football Hall of Famers Bobby Bowden and Steve Spurrier were together talking their careers, college football, and featured a good Bowden joke? It's all right here in a very special episode of "The Man in the Arena", as the men who helped make Florida college football the powerhouse that it is discuss their rivalry, what they look for in players, how they turn out winners, and what they're doing to help student...

Duration:00:59:39

Ali vs Frazier “The Fight of the Century”. The most impactful sporting event in American history.

3/8/2021
It was March 8, 1971. The hype said it was “The Fight of the Century”, and few perhaps realized how true that statement was. The first heavyweight title fight between champion Joe Frazier and challenger Muhammad Ali was more than just 2 men slugging it out in a Madison Square Garden ring for 15 rounds. It was a sporting, social, and cultural phenomenon that resonates to this day.

Duration:01:04:18

American Cults: QAnon, Donald Trump, March 4th, January 6th, insurrection, and the rise of homegrown political terror

3/4/2021
Cults are nothing new in America, but the stunningly fast rise of QAnon into becoming not just a political cult, but one filled to the brim with potential homegrown terrorists, has taken mindless devotion to dangerous heights. From the January 6th insurrection riots in Washington DC, to March 4th 2021 when zealots and cultists were all convinced Donald Trump would be inaugurated and again become President, cult behavior has turned from mere belief to sometimes murderous intent.

Duration:01:00:44

“Sports Pulse”: Schilling, the BBWAA, HOF hypocrisy & the shame of Cooperstown’s morality clause.

2/4/2021
The 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame results may finally force change in the way players are inducted into Cooperstown. Curt Schilling's public whines are offset by discussion of whether he's even worthy, if he was just a "really good" player and not a legend, and the morality clause for induction. Veteran MLB columnist and reporter Bob Klapisch has one of those sacred votes, and even he is tired of the double standard, taking his peers to task. But will this all change anything? Turns out the...

Duration:01:06:19

“Sports Pulse”: Super Bowl Hits & Misses. Mahomes knee jerk GOAT. Watson, Rodgers, Brees futures.

2/3/2021
Super Bowl LV hasn't been played and already there's talk about this being a "game for the ages". Why? Because there's a QB who has obviously made a deal with the Devil against a youngster whom some have already tabbed the next GOAT? There's more to the game than all that, and it's right here on "The Man in the Arena: Sports Pulse".

Duration:01:06:21

How the Super Bowl became truly Super OFF the playing field thanks to the Special Events mastermind.

2/2/2021
The Super Bowl is much more than just a football game, It is an experience, a carnival ride, a week's worth of color and dazzle that turned football fans into zealots, and made even non-sports fans part of the action. It took years to become the bacchanalia of today, and at the core of that revelry, popularity and profit, there sits Jim Steeg.

Duration:01:10:45

“Sports Pulse”: Hank Aaron’s social legacy. Bieniemy truth. Dolphins snitches. Busting Bonds & Clemens.

1/22/2021
Hank Aaron leaves behind much more than lines in the MLB record books, and it's up to this generation to carry that legacy. On a related note, real questions have to be asked yet AGAIN why Eric Bieniemy, a worthy black coach, is not HC in the NFL. It's all about society and how people of every color fail to look past their own nose.

Duration:01:32:23

“The Press Corps”: Tex. Gov Abbott encourages homegrown terrorism.NY Mets nail it on stupid Porter. Can FOX News ever be trusted?

1/19/2021
With the inauguration of Joe Biden less than 24 hours away, Washington DC, and every State Capitol, is at the moment worried about what comes next in wake of the January 6th Capitol riots. In an odd twist, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is enraged at the thought of doing background checks on his National Guard. Why would this bother him so, especially in light of what occurred just hours after he made his statement? At issue here is the fact members of the US military and law enforcement are...

Duration:00:46:36

Drew Brees has nothing to apologize for. Belichick vs. Brady. The most delusional DC rioter of them all, and Dangerous Donald.

1/18/2021
Newsfront, America holds its breath during Inauguration week as we need to ask who is protecting whom? What will Donald Trump do in private life to continue his shock and awe? Is he now the single most dangerous individual in America? And you will meet the single most delusional DC rioter of them all, or perhaps a perfect example of insanity.

Duration:00:59:54

“Sports Pulse”: Shaq vs. Harden, shaky Jets fans, a rioting Olympian, & is Boston vs NY still a thing?

1/15/2021
Shaq goes after the whiny James Harden over his deal to the NY Nets and calls him out for failing in Houston. Even with a new Head Coach, why should NY Jets fans trust the worst ownership in the NFL? Should the US Olympic family punish one of their own involved in the Washington DC insurrection riots? And is the rivalry between Boston and NY still something fans even think about?

Duration:00:59:06

“The Press Corps”: Trump faithful questioning lies, BLM & Antifa fact checks, why COVID19 is raging.

1/13/2021
A report on Trump followers who seem to be considering the possibility that their President has been lying to them. Watch as Tucker Carlson gets tossed off his game by fellow FOX contributor Brit Hume. A pair of fact checks, one regarding Trump's border wall, and the other digging deeper into claims of Antifa and Black Lives Matter being part of the insurgency at the DC riots.

Duration:00:36:50

Future sports stars: Developing the next generation & preparing them for real life

1/6/2021
In any normal year, America is dotted with sports camps of all types and sizes. This is where they promise to prepare young athletes for their next athletic step, often from high school to college. But aside from teaching them how to block, tackle and shoot, are they really preparing this next generation for the real skills and opportunities they will face? The Florida Rising Stars Foundation is changing the way camps are run, bringing in notable coaches and athletes to impart more than just...

Duration:00:59:20